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CONNECTED gets to the source of raw materials

We are very pleased to announce that CONNECTED, Control Union’s supply chain traceability platform, has successfully been able to map supply chains up to the origins of raw materials.

Ishihara Marine goes for full MSC assessment

Japan’s pole-and-line tuna fishery enters MSC assessment
Ishihara Marine Products Co. Ltd. has entered its pole-and-line skipjack and albacore tuna fisheries for assessment against the MSC Fisheries Standard. The Ishihara company caught 1,780 metric tonnes of skipjack and albacore tuna in 2016.

This assessment will be carried out by independent assessment body, ME Certification Ltd, a Control Union company. The fishery is assessed against the three core principles of the MSC Standard: stock health, impact on the marine environment and management of the fishery.
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ABS Certifies Control Union Industrial Inspections (CUII) for Dropped Objects Risk Inspection and Program Audits

ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, certified Control Union Industrial Inspections (CUII) as an ABS Recognized External Specialist in Dropped Objects Risk Inspection and Program Audits. As an external specialist, CUII will be facilitating the implementation of onboard DROP management programs and compliance with ABS class notations.
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Control Union launches CONNECTED: trace your apparel now

CONNECTED is designed to help the apparel industry meet its commitments to supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing and has been designed in collaboration with H&M - a founding member of the platform. A unique supply chain traceability and data service, CONNECTED will help supply chains in the apparel industry that are complex, distributed over several tiers and several countries. Retailers and brand owners need visibility beyond just first or second tier suppliers to ensure they are not exposed to the well-known risks in the rest of the chain.
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North Sea cod certified as sustainable

As has been widely reported on the BBC and elsewhere today, the Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group (SFSAG) North Sea cod fishery has been assessed and certified against the MSC Fisheries Standard for sustainable fishing and has been found to meet the criteria for a well-managed and sustainable fishery. As the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) and certifier of this fishery, ME Certification Limited would like to congratulate SFSAG and acknowledge the considerable effort by industry, processors and NGOs to bring the cod stock back to sustainable levels.

Veolia and Peterson facility at Great Yarmouth receives the first offshore structure for decommissioning

Veolia and Peterson have accepted the first offshore structure into their Great Yarmouth decommissioning facility. The Shell Leman BH platform accommodation block, arrived into the harbour on the 11th of July. The 50m-high steel jacket structure that supported the topside is due to follow later in July. The topside structure, which was previously used as living quarters for personnel working on the Leman BT and Leman BK platforms, has now come to its new home to be recycled.

Control Union and NIOZ start spin-out for ballast water testing

Control Union and NIOZ have joined forces to establish a spin-out company to perform ballast water testing activities for the certification of ballast water treatment systems (BWTS). Control Union Water B.V., with her laboratories in ’t Horntje at Texel, is the commercial successor of the ballast water test activities as these were developed and performed by NIOZ since 2004.